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Training on Monitoring and Evaluation in Food Security and Nutrition

By: Devimpact Institute


06 - 10 May, 2019  5 days

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NGN 950

Venue: Devimpact Institute

In order to achieve a world free of hunger and malnutrition, it is vital to provide sustainable solutions that provide the largest impacts on development outcomes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Food Security programs are designed, implemented as plan and that they improve the well-being of the target communities. This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust MandE systems for effective management of FSN programs. The learner is introduced to FSN indicators, tools and techniques for MandE in FSN.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decision makers who are responsible for project, program or organization-level MandE in Food Security and Nutrition programs.

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand monitoring and evaluation (MandE) of FSN programs
  • Design a FSN project using logical framework
  • Understand Food Security and Nutrition programs specific indicators
  • Track performance indicators over the life of the project
  • Evaluate FSN programs against targets
  • Understand gender role in MandE in FSN programs
  • Conduct impact assessment of Food Security and Nutrition programs

Course Outline

  • Introduction to MandE
  • Definition of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Why Monitoring and Evaluation is important
  • Key principles and concepts in MandE
  • MandE in project lifecycle
  • Complementary roles of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Food Security and Nutrition MandE Frameworks
  • Food security and Nutrition Conceptual Frameworks
  • Food security and Nutrition Results Frameworks
  • Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
  • LogFrame - Design of Food security and nutrition projects using LogFrame
  • Food Security and Nutrition Indicators
  • FSN indicators definition: Dietary diversity score, Food Consumption Score, Coping Strategy Index, Nutrition indicators
  • Indicator metrics
  • Linking indicators to results
  • Indicator Matrix
  • FSN indicator performance tracking
  • MandE System design and MandE Planning in FSN
  • Importance of an MandE Plan
  • Documenting MandE System in the MandE Plan
  • Components of an MandE Plan-Monitoring, Evaluation, Data management, Reporting
  • Using MandE Plan to implement MandE in a Project
  • MandE plan vs Performance Management Plan (PMP)
  • MandE Considerations for Sector Specific Programming
  • Food Security Programs: Food Availability, Seasonality, Food Access, Food Utilization
  • Health and Nutrition Programs; Selection of Indicators, sources of data, Reproductive Health
  • Integrating Cross Cutting Issues into Data Collection
  • Data Management for MandE in FSN
  • Different sources of MandE data
  • Qualitative data collection methods
  • Quantitative data collection methods
  • Participatory methods of data collection
  • Gender integration in MandE for FSN
  • Gender integration during project activities design
  • Gender indicators in Food Security and Nutrition programs
  • Cross cutting gender issues in FSN
  • Measure of gender outcomes
  • Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition Programs
  • Determining evaluation points from results framework
  • Components of evaluations: implementation and process evaluations.
  • Evaluation designs- experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Evaluation findings sharing and dissemination
  • Impact Assessment of Food Security and Nutrition Programs
  • Introduction to impact evaluation
  • Attribution in impact evaluation
  • Estimation of counterfactual
  • Impact evaluation methods: Double difference, Propensity score matching
  • MandE Results Use and Dissemination
  • Use of MandE results to improve and strengthen FSN projects
  • Use of MandE Lessons learnt and Best Practices
  • Organization knowledge champions
  • MandE reporting

Training Approach

  • This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
  • Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.


Devimpact Institute May 06 - 10 May, 2019
NGN 950.00
(Convert Currency) +254 714349537

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